My chicks just arrived (26 of them)!!! I have everything set up , so I thought I would run it by everyone to make sure I am doing what I am supposed to be doing... I have a 250W infrared heat lamp - it is about 16 inches from the ground - couldnt get a reliable thermometer- and the chicks seem to be huddled around it, though not right in the center - does this sound good? Should I lower it more or keep it here? The room they are in is insulated, but not heated... For flooring, I have put down rags, which I plan on leaving for about a week, and then replacing with wood shavings (any kind except for cedar....) I have chick starter feed in an empty egg box for them to feed on ( I plan on keeping this pretty full at all times) and I have two small water dishes that I will try to change at least 3 times per day. Does all of this sound OK?! One has passed away since I got them this morning, but I think that was mostly from the stress of the flight.... Also, I taught a few to drink in the hopes the rest would follow suit - is this accurate? They seem to be spending a lot more time feeding a lot more than they are drinking... Anyways, I am very interested to hear your thoughts and feedback.... Ryan Also, when can I start feeding them bugs? Do they need grit first? If so, what size grain and how should I give it to them?